July 29 2020 | The Biafra Telegraph

The Explosion that occurred in Ajao Estate, in Oshodi Isolo LGA Lagos State on the 28th of July 2020, claimed several lives. At the time of filling this Report, several body parts picked up at different locations could not give a clue of the exact number of casualties nor their identities.

Accessing the scene of the explosion was made difficult by Security operatives and State Emergency Response Team who cordoned the area from Press officials and others.

Today, our Media Personnel Ngozichukwu Ada-Dav and Madam Jovita visited again and were able to get some details from a young Yoruba man in that neighbourhood who claimed to have driven a particular Woman and her family to the spot before the explosion occurred.

The scene of the Explosion is a welder’s shop. According to the Yoruba man (Eye witness):

"A young man whose identity has not be confirmed came in a Tricycle (Keke) to refill welding Gas and within a space of 10 minutes the explosion occurred, killing the Gas seller and the buyer. A tailor whose shop is close to the welder's shop was equally dismembered. The woman who runs the Welding shop and her daughter were both turn in pieces.

Some other people affected are not resident in the area of explosion and therefore we cannot say whom they are. So many survivors are still at the hospital in critical condition. I cannot give the exact number of casualties right now" he concluded.

From what we are seeing here, buildings about 20 meters away were affected, windows and doors shattered, structures in that environment were pulled down from foundation, body parts, skulls, limps and others were picked far away from the scene by the Lagos State Emergency Team and have been deposited at the morgue.

From the impact of the explosion and level of destruction caused, there is a strong suspicion of sabotage.

We look forward to a statement from the State Government as well as the family of the deceased members.

Reported by:
Ngozichukwu Ada-Dav & Madam Jovita
For: Lagos State Media

Written by:
Ngozichukwu Ada-Dav
For: Lagos State Media

Published by:
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Lagos State Media

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